Blu-Ray Review: Inu X Boku Secret Service (2012)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Friday, May 24, 2013 1 comments

Listen up all you Human Toilets out there! Inu X Boku Secret Service is a show about a fifteen year old girl (soon to be sixteen) named Ririchiyo Shirakiin who moves into a very nice looking apartment building and soon meets up with Soshi Miketsukami who is assigned to be her servant (in the same manner as a butler or a bodyguard).  Soshi is a very kind guy that is willing to do anything for her even risking life and limb.  Ririchiyo is very rich, very stuck up , and very rude to everyone around her  and is always putting them down with harsh insults.  Although deep down inside her she is a sweet little thing that always feels bad for the trouble she has caused people but is a little shy to go up and apologize to them so she writes them letters instead.  There are also other servants there that serve the other residents like the very quiet and always hungry Karuta Roromiya, the cheeky but caring bunny-man named Zange Natsume, and the horny lesbian Nobara Yukinokoji.  One night a burglar breaks into the building but gets a nasty shock when he sees that all the people there have supernatural powers.  They give Mr. Hamburgerler a good thrashing (that's not his actual name but I rarely get a chance to bring up "Mr. Hamburgerler" in a review) and soon we find out that the apartment building serves as not only a home but also a protection agency for decedents of humans who couldn't keep it in their pants and ended up getting monsters knocked-up.  (Click "Read More" for full article).

Despite the first episode giving you an impression that it's going to be a supernatural action show, it really isn't.  This show is a relaxing romantic comedy with supernatural elements with the characters worried about getting their school work done.  The show is good but not great with a bunch of things that will either be hit or miss with viewers. Characters are pretty mixed ranging from loveable to obnoxiously annoying like when they overuse some gags and Nobara overusing her catchphrase "MANIAC!".  The loveable characters are what makes this show watchable with one example being the insanity of one guy who wears S&M getup and calls everyone "human toilets" and is always judging things with the words "Sadist" or "Masochist".  As you can tell sexual jokes and innuendo are a plenty (it's sure to give fan-girls great ideas for their yaoi and yuri fan-fictions BARF... OK the yuri is fine) giving it another problem as it doesn't know which audience to cater to as it's too childish for adults and much too raunchy for young adults.  Although if you can look past the gags the story is pretty decent but it does start off a bit slow (around three episodes) but after that slump it is decent.

Artwork is very good with some really cute and interesting looking characters and some really cool looking backgrounds.  Animation is really good with nothing bad to say about it what so ever.  English dub was good but not great as while it doesn't sound terrible it's not very memorable.  Only the typical special features in this set with some really nicely done text-less opening and closing credit sequences (I particularly love the S&M mans theme song. HUMAN TOILET!). If I'm going to stretch it then technically you could count episode thirteen as a special feature as it's an OVA but you could also argue that it isn't one too.

Overall I did have some mixed things to say about this show but in the end I enjoyed it.  This is a hard one to give a rating for due to it's hit or miss status but since I liked this I'm going to say yes but do keep what I said about the hit or miss thing in mind.  A good but not great show.

Title: Inu X Boku Secret Service
Animation Studio: David Production
Genre: Animation/Anime, Drama, Romance, Comedy, Supernatural/Horror
Running Time: 312 Minutes (13 Episodes)
Distributor: Hanabee Entertainment (
Rating: MA15+ (Strong sexual themes)
Price: $64.99
Recommended: Yes


theGamingBeast said...

Good Review Kaiser, but I will probably not watch this, judging from what you said and from what I can say. Saw this on Netflix and Im still not interested. Still enjoyed the Human Toilet comment, soundsl ike a Kaiser thing to say!

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